Edinburgh Fringe - Press Clippings
Here is a collection of the last 80 external press items that are related to comedy generally at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. To find press about a specific show locate that show's listing.
Kate Copstick, Glasgow born actress, is nowadays considered the mother of all Edinburgh Fringe reviewers and has been writing for The Scotsman for many a year.
Written by Howard Gorman. PPSF Webzine, 9th November 2012
Edinburgh would get a new public holiday under plans put forward by a leading Fringe promoter to help boost tickets sales at the end of the Festival.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 1st September 2012
As Edinburgh's big festival month reaches its climax this weekend, with the Mela on Leith Links and the International Festival's grand firework finale over the castle, tourist board VisitScotland has seemingly hit back at criticism that it should have done more to promote the capital's summer festivals this year, given the competition of that big sporting event happening in England.
Three Weeks, 31st August 2012
One of the running themes of the Edinburgh Fringe is the (I think perfectly legitimate) whinge that performers underwrite the whole thing - a cost that is then passed onto the punters.
Edinburgh is Funny, 31st August 2012
Now the 2012 Fringe is done, some closing thoughts...
Edinburgh is Funny, 30th August 2012
Video clips of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show 2012.
Written by John Fleming. 29th August 2012
So - officially - it wasn't as bad as everyone feared. A post-Olympic rally meant Fringe ticket sales were just one per cent down on last year, albeit spread over six per cent more shows.
Written by Steve Bennett. Chortle, 28th August 2012
So it is all over for another year, but what has the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 taught us?
Written by Tim Clark. Such Small Portions, 28th August 2012
Before I left Edinburgh this evening, I had a drink with comedian-writer-photographer Ian Fox who was attacked in the street on Wednesday night.
Written by John Fleming. 27th August 2012
Edinburgh's Festival venues have reported a mixed year after many shows went head to head with the London Olympics, The Scotsman can reveal.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 27th August 2012
It's ironic that in the year that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe introduced a Spoken Word category for the first time, its biggest comedy awards recognised silent comics.
Written by Andrea Mann. The Huffington Post, 27th August 2012
Comedian Laurence Clark has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and is tired of being told he is 'inspiring'. Here he explains how he raised funds for puppy-cide, and why not every Paralympian is a winner.
Written by Laurence Clark. The Guardian, 27th August 2012
In honour of August 2012 - the Fringe of Misery, as it shall e'er be known - I've compiled a handy lexicon of Fringewords for performers.
Written by Liam Mullone. The Huffington Post, 27th August 2012
I don't quite know how to say this, but I think the performance poet Lily 'Rose' Allen put it best in the title of her award-winning 2009 Edinburgh show: "It's not me, it's you." In other words, Edinburgh Fringe... You've got fat. I'm sorry. But I'm telling you this for your own sake.
Written by Andrea Mann. The Huffington Post, 26th August 2012
Comedian, playwright, novelist, TV personality: Sandi Toksvig is a one-woman cottage industry. She talks about coming out, panel shows and why she's turned her back on the Lib-Dems.
Written by Emine Saner. The Guardian, 26th August 2012
This year I genuinely feel we are standing at the turning of a tide. Next year's Fringe will, I believe, look different, be different.
Written by Kate Copstick. Scotland on Sunday, 26th August 2012
Simon Munnery's selection of Fringe shows.
Written by Simon Munnery. Scotland on Sunday, 26th August 2012
It was suddenly no laughing matter when Claire Smith decided to investigate what it really costs to put on a show at the Fringe.
Written by Claire Smith. The Scotsman, 25th August 2012
Ian Fox took his dark glasses off and showed me the damage inflicted on him and the three stitches used to sew the side of his nose up. Not a good look.
Written by John Fleming. 25th August 2012
I think the huge number of shows, combined with nature of PR, social media and the decline of print journalism are reaching a point where acts spending thousands of pounds on publicists, adverts and posters are in the most part delusional and uneconomical.
Written by Richard Herring. 25th August 2012
Ace improv group The Noise Next Door are pinned down towards the end of their 24-hour Fringe adventure and speak about its considerable highs and lows - including man-eating comedy reviewers and sunrise at Arthur's Seat...
Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
Buccaneering comedian Tim Fitzhigham discover he has a killer gag in his set - almost literally.
Written by Tim FitzHigham. Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
In her final EiF blog, Aussie stand-up Sarah Kendall is counting down the days till she can leave, and the months until she can come back.
Written by Sarah Kendall. Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
The Scotsman's list of the best free shows puts the score at 8-1 to Laughing Horse.
Written by Callum Leslie. Festival Journal, 24th August 2012
It's almost over. The third week of the busiest three weeks of my year is nearly at a close. And what an amazing three weeks it is every year. Last year's Fringe ended in a pretty special way...
Written by Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton. Giggle Beats, 24th August 2012
Some of the nominees of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 reveal how they first heard they were on the shortlist for the award.
Comedy Blogedy, 24th August 2012
Is technology improving the Edinburgh Festival experience?
Written by EDG. Edinburgh Guide, 23rd August 2012
As a success story of the Edinburgh Fringe, Dustin Demri-Burns and Seb Cardinal have just finished their first series of Cardinal Burns on E4 (still on 4od). The boys are back in town doing a 6 night show in the Pleasance Dome. But how did it all happen?
Edinburgh Festivals, 23rd August 2012
This truly is a dark time for journalism - and I'm not talking about phone hacking or any other 'dark arts' stuff here. No, 11 men brought shame on the good profession last Sunday at the Meadows, losing the annual Amnesty International Comedians versus Critics football match by four goals to three.
Written by Gary Flockhart. The Scotsman, 23rd August 2012
Comedians Daniel Kitson and Simon Munnery demonstrate the benefit of experience at Edinburgh, where their audiences are treated to something rare in comedy - calm.
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 23rd August 2012
"That was the first night of real laughter I've heard since I did the show with Malcolm thirty years ago. I saw people crying with laughter and, when I went behind the stage to change, I could hear some people in the bar still shrieking with laughter."
Written by John Fleming. John Fleming Blog, 23rd August 2012
Musical/geek comic Helen Arney (below with Matt Parker) writes about pulling some moves on a primate, on her trip to Edinburgh Zoo's new research arm.
Written by Helen Arney. Edinburgh is Funny, 23rd August 2012
I've been to the past thirteen Edinburgh Fringes as a punter, student, director, aspiring stand-up, actual stand-up, 24-hour marathon man and - my current incarnation - jaded old veteran. There are various tricks you learn, when you've been in the game as long as I have.
Written by Mark Watson. The Independent, 23rd August 2012
Josie Long has been nominated for the biggest comedy prize at the Edinburgh Festival for the third year in a row, competing against five "inventive" rivals including a mime and a sketch troupe.
Written by Nick Clark. The Independent, 23rd August 2012
My seven-year-old son has only one question. Does David Hasselhoff arrive at his Fringe show in the car from Knight Rider?
Written by Pauline McLean. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
Mark Monahan dissects the Edinburgh Foster's Comedy Awards shortlist.
Written by Mark Monahan. The Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2012
Policeman-turned-stand-up comedian Alfie Moore told 5 Live's Richard Bacon that in some ways 'stand-up is similar to police work'. Mr Moore has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show I Predicted A Riot. Alongside comedian Al Murray, he revealed the best ways to create a connection with the audience- be they in a theatre or on the street.
Written by Richard Bacon. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
Al Murray features in his first new stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 1999. The comedian, known for his Happy Hour and Pub Landlord shows, returns to the stage with new material. He told 5 Live's Richard Bacon what it was like to be back and how one of his shows 'broke a couple up'.
Written by Richard Bacon. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
A quick heads-up about some of the comics putting on extra shows due to demand.
Edinburgh is Funny, 22nd August 2012
It is hardly a surprise that even Rick Shapiro himself sometimes struggles to describe his own act.
Written by Rachel Pronger. Giggle Beats, 22nd August 2012
For over 10 years I've spent most of August in Edinburgh at the festival and for five of those years I've been performing shows. Now working on a year on, year off system I took the opportunity to enjoy Edinburgh without the stress of doing a show and to catch up on what my magical colleagues were up to.
Written by Chris Cox. The Huffington Post, 22nd August 2012
The Fife comedian is a dab hand at cooking 'chicken thing' with rice.
The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 22nd August 2012
The Edinburgh Fringe has been deeply mythologised. People either talk about how it used to be better or how it is now worse. How the Big Four set are to be aspired to, or how the free and alternative approach is the way forward.
Written by Mike Sheer. The Scotsman, 22nd August 2012
My family are here to help me. I managed to get them Underbelly passes with their roles on. For example, Mum: Main Assistant. Brother: General Assistant. Brother's Girlfriend: Bonus Assistant. They help me with props and pep talks.
Written by Jessie Cave. The Independent, 22nd August 2012
By suggesting humour can be captured in a few words, Dave's one-liner award sells Edinburgh fringe comedy short.
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 22nd August 2012
If you're wishing you were at the Edinburgh Festival right now, you might want to watch this video - and think again.
The Huffington Post, 22nd August 2012
Fringe performers have been urged to stop cracking jokes about rape and sexual assault during this year's festival.
The Scotsman, 22nd August 2012
Following a debate yesterday on what makes a good gag on the Fringe, our comedy critics pick their favourites from this year's crop.
The Independent, 22nd August 2012
'My high point? Being in a film with Jim Carrey. I can't believe I got away with it'
Written by Laura Barnett. The Guardian, 22nd August 2012
Sean Hughes discusses his Edinburgh shows, why stand-up comedy and TV are a bad mix, and the death of his father.
Written by Steven MacKenzie. Big Issue, 21st August 2012
Stewart Lee - currently playing the Edinburgh Festival - talks panel shows, Jimmy Carr, and cost-effective comedy.
Written by Paul McNamee. Big Issue, 21st August 2012
This is not a cohesive whole, but a collection of paragraphs loosely mulling over the impossibility of objective judgement of comedy. It is partly due to reading diverse critical opinions of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, where you can be a five star and one star all in one day.
Written by Robin Ince. 21st August 2012
A gag about David and Victoria Beckham has won comedian Stewart Francis the award for the best joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.
BBC News, 21st August 2012
Hotly-tipped Canadian comic Katherine Ryan talks about her first job as a reality TV presenter and the challenge of balancing motherhood with an increasingly successful comedy career.
Written by Marcus Kernohan. Festival Journal, 21st August 2012
Starting at 10am on Wednesday 22 August, an intrepid broadcasting duo of Christian Illingworth and Finlay Niven will be hosting a 24 hour radio marathon live from the Pleasance Courtyard, on Fresh Air in aid of Waverley Care, the Edinburgh-based charity supporting those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C.
Written by Rosamund West. The Skinny, 21st August 2012
Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards organiser and prolific blogger John Fleming writes...
Written by John Fleming. Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Canadian-American comedian DeAnne Smith is back in Edinburgh promising her audience the "sweet life" treatment. And some songs. And some candy. What more could you possibly ask for? DeAnne spoke to Three Weeks about her show, her uke and her bus pass. Though not necessarily in that order.
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
After a very successful Fringe debut in 2011, Vikki Stone is back wowing ticket-buyers and Three Weeks reviewers alike with her show Hot Mess. ThreeWeeks caught up with Vikki to find out just how hot the mess really was...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
A TOWIE star may have stopped him from getting his big TV break, but that's not stopped Three Weeks reviewers falling in love with John Robins' comedy, and again this year for new show Incredible Scenes. Putting our "why's he not on the telly yet?" frustrations aside, we questioned Robins on his comedy, his Fringe so far, and high scoring Scabble words...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Chris McCausland has a pretty good record of pleasing Three Weeks reviewers, so it seemed like it was time to throw some questions in his general direction...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
We've been fans of Luke Toulson ever since he first came to our attention as one half of comedy sketch duo Toulson & Harvey back in the day. We also enjoy his solo stand-up shows, so were glad to see him back in Edinburgh once again. With his new show called [o]Luke Who's Talking, we got him, ahem, talking to Three Weeks.
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
This year Three Weeks favourite Catie Joy Wilkins has a show all about the many things in the world that just fail to live up to the names they've been given. Starting with her own middle name. To get you in the mood, she sets out her manifesto for more accurate naming here in Three Weeks.
Written by Catie Wilkins. Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Award-winning duo Max & Ivan are back at the Edinburgh Fringe with an epic narrative sketch comedy about a heist. Want to know more? You're in luck! The pair have just answered our 10 Quick Questions...
The Huffington Post, 21st August 2012
This year's comedy trend at the Festival is for visual humour - Bruce Dessau introduces the new sight-gaggers.
Written by Bruce Dessau. The Evening Standard, 21st August 2012
One of the hardest things as a performer is to withstand bad reviews. Well, Sheeps don't just withstand, they counter. Here's Al (adorable Sheeps, centre) with a furious riposte.
Edinburgh is Funny, 21st August 2012
Aussie standup Claudia O'Doherty is leaving comedy behind; she's decided to get into Serious Theatre. Only her new show, The Telescope, keeps going horribly wrong. Lyle Brennan investigates.
Written by Lyle Brennan. Fest Magazine, 21st August 2012
Some final Fringe recommendations from performers including Billy the Mime and Chris Ramsey.
The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 21st August 2012
I have two favourite things about the Fringe.
Written by Simon Evans. The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 21st August 2012
Wake up, avoid reviews, cold pizza, go see a show, get soaked...
Written by Rhod Gilbert. The Independent, 21st August 2012
The play urges punters to "marvel at a magical world of fluffy handcuffs, lies and swingers' clubs" and is based on Sheridan's defamation case and perjury conviction.
Written by Kevan Christie. The Daily Record, 21st August 2012
Gina Allum recalls David Baddiel and Bettany Hughes in Edinburgh.
Written by Gina Allum. The Independent, 21st August 2012
Club chain's acts are laughing it up...
Written by Tommy Holgate. The Sun, 21st August 2012
Edinburgh conjures up so many different memories for us. It was the starting point, the beginning of both our friendship and our comedy relationship, as we first met when we moved to the city to study film and photography.
Written by Cardinal Burns. The Independent, 20th August 2012
One of the Fringe's leading comics has claimed Edinburgh is being "polluted" by the amount of flyposting by his fellow comedians.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 20th August 2012
Stand-up comedian Jen Brister shares her latest insights from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Written by Jen Brister. The Herald, 20th August 2012
An interview with Naz Osmanoglu about his show Ottoman Without An Empire.
STV, 20th August 2012
Actor refused entry by bouncers after some members of his party were unable to provide proof of age.
Written by Matt Trueman. The Guardian, 20th August 2012
It's one of the most prestigious competitions for up-and-coming stand-up comedians - and on Thursday the winner will be determined by a panel of judges including TV and comedy star Ruby Wax.
STV, 20th August 2012
This year more than ever, the cost of performing at one of the main Edinburgh Fringe venues is being questioned. Why should the festival's talent carry the cost burden? Is it worth it for them? Comic/rapper Doc Brown moved into comedy from the music business - and says comedians could learn a few things from musicians.
Written by Doc Brown. Edinburgh is Funny, 20th August 2012
Our resident agony aunt Rachel Stubbings continues to stub out comedians' problems. Jim Smallman is the next to write in for a touch of her unrivaled wisdom.
Written by Rachel Stubbings. Fest Magazine, 20th August 2012
A list of the ten comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival which picked up the best press reviews. Read
Adrienne Truscott and Barry Ferns have won the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards for their unique actions. Read
See paper models of the seven contenders for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013. Read
Has anyone seen a coach? The driver from Go Northern is anxiously still looking for his vehicle... Read
A team of comedians from PBH shows lost out to the 'Rest of the Fest' in a charity football match. Read
A big crowd turned out for a LGBT gig organised by Mark Thomas outside the Russian Federation. Read
Demi Lardner and Edd Hedges have jointly won the 'So You Think You're Funny?' new act competition. Read
BCG takes a look at five musical acts that have been impressing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Read
Nick Helm talks about using Edinburgh as a tool for comedy progression, and discusses his sitcom plans. Read
Former millionaire Uncle Henry kindly explains how you can do the Edinburgh Fringe on a tiny budget: Read
Ellis & Rose have won an award after they faked an attack. Here's a video of them creating the black eye: Read
Bec Hill got a big shock when her boyfriend stopped her gig to propose to her. Here is her story: Read
Steven Moffat and Terry Pratchett are amongst the guests taking part in AdLib, a new improv format. Read
The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh has announced record sales for its Edinburgh Fringe shows. Read
Here's the top 10 one-liners from the Edinburgh Festival. Rob Auton has won the UKTV Dave competition. Read
This Thursday, Sarah Millican will help judge the final of the Foster's So You Think You're Funny? competition. Read
Mark Thomas is organising a free comedy gig on Thursday outside Russia's Consulate General. Read
The Edinburgh Fringe show Red Bastard has divided critics to the extent it has achieved a 'rainbow of stars'. Read
Stand-up comicYianni has set himself a big challenge. In this article he talks about the idea of failure. Read
Si Hawkins talks about some of the shows he saw at the festival this year, including Bridget Christie. Read
Al Lubel and Danny Ward have been named the winners of the Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2013. Read
An interview with Steve McNeil from the double-act McNeil & Pamphilon. He's got various Fringe projects. Read
Joz Norris has come up with a unique way of trying to get critics to come and see his show... a duel. Read
An interview with double act Peacock & Gamble. They talk about their 2013 Edinburgh show and more. Read
We chat to Nicholas Parsons about the appeal of the Edinburgh Fringe. Why does he keep coming back? Read
Sketch group Late Night Gimp Fight offer up five tips for not losing your mind at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read
An interview with Tony Law, the surreal stand-up comedian who is once again pleasing crowds at The Stand. Read
The football match in which comedians take on a team of critics was this year won by the comics, 3-1. Read
The group performing the comic play Death Ship 666! explain the benefits of performing a morning show. Read
Pierre Novellie was named the winner of the 2013 Amused Moose Laugh Off stand-up competition. Read
A video in which comedians including Al Murray and Russell Kane share the first joke they ever told. Watch
Gareth Morinan explains his ingenious plan to save money and get himself noticed in the programme. Read
Richard Herring has come up with an alternative marketing idea instead of using posters - a free DVD. Read
The Edinburgh Fringe can be a delight for tourists, but do the locals support the arts festival taking over? Read
Marcus Brigstocke has injured his leg whilst performing a dance routine in his Edinburgh Fringe show. Read
Tim Vine and Ardal O'Hanlon are preparing their teams to take part in The Wrestling II show. Watch
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A look back at 1990, the year that saw Mrs Thatcher leave No 10, the Buckets and Meldrews appear on TV... Read
This week on TV you can be terrified by some evil mischief in Inside No. 9; plus much more. Summary: Read
Jenny Eclair doesn't hold back. She's frank and funny in this podcast interview with Richard Herring. Listen
Sky Living has ordered a fourth series of Mount Pleasant, the comedy drama starring Sally Lindsay. Read
Dawn French is to perform a special Thought For The Day on Radio 4 in character as Geraldine Granger. Read
The original cast of sci-fi radio show The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy are to reunite for a new episode. Read
The hit BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me is to be resurrected for a special one off edition. Read
BBC Three is to stop broadcasting on television, becoming an online-only channel, according to new plans. Read
In this big interview, Frank Skinner talks about life, sitcoms, his changing comedy and art, and more. Read
Tim Vine is to a new comedy quiz show called You Can't Say That!. Contestants must spot the trick questions. Read
An introduction to the characters who will appear in W1A, the spin-off from hit sitcom Twenty Twelve. Read
Richard Wilson, Jo Brand, Kevin Eldon and Tim Key are amongst the stars for Sky Arts' 2014 drama series. Read
BBC Scotland has launched a new comedy writing scheme to sign up between 10-20 comedy writers. Read
Football fan and stand-up comic Marlon Davis lists a fantasy team comprising of comedians. Read
Channel Dave has ordered a second series of Crackanory, the storytelling programme for adults. Read
It's the new chart topping podcast series from Richard Herring, based around life's big questions. Listen
Steve Pemberton is to adapt the Mapp And Lucia series of novels for a new BBC One comedy drama. Read
A fictionalised account of Lenny Henry's rise to stardom is to become a BBC One comedy drama. Read
Donald MacLeod, a financial actuary, is going to attempt to beat the most jokes in an hour world record. Read
Brainbox Candy is running a caption competition to design a new birthday card. Find out how to enter: Read
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is back. In this new episode he chats to Adam Buxton. Listen
Stella, the Wales-based comedy drama by Ruth Jones, has been given a fourth series by Sky1. Read
The BBC is to trial three comedy pilots - The Neighbourhood, Welcome Home and Tools - at an event this March. Read
Richard Ayoade has signed a three-book deal with Faber & Faber. The first will be released this November. Read
Here's a funny picture extract from David Bussell's pranks and anecdotes book 'But... You're A Horse'. Read
Frank Skinner is to host The Rest Is History, a new comedy discussion show on the topic of history. Read
Jack Whitehall says he plans to end his hit school-based sitcom Bad Education after the third series. Read
Romesh Ranganathan is to take over as the host of R4 Extra's Newsjack, with a refreshed format. Read
BCG chats to 'Scott Johnson', the man at the centre of a web series set in a celebrity lookalike company. Read
Dawn French has announced she is to tour the UK with her first ever solo show, 30 Million Minutes. Read
Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans will be amongst the stars of the Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014 in May. Read
BBC Radio 4 Extra is to launch a new online Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy game in March. Don't Panic! Read
ITV4 is launching Warren United, an animated sitcom about a father who is a devoted football fan. Read
Ellie Taylor talks about her new radio show, and reveals who in the comedy world she would snog. Read
With Series 2 of the strikingly unique This Is Jinsy out on DVD, we discuss the show with the creators. Read
Rhod Gilbert will host I Know Best, a pilot in which the audience must try and guess if guests are lying. Read
FUBAR Radio, a digital station which is broadcasting uncensored comedy content, has launched. Read
It's been confirmed that a cartoon version of Mrs Brown's Boys is set to go into production this summer. Read
BBC Scotland has announced six new radio comedy pilots, plus a writing project for 15-24 year-olds. Read
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Series 3 starts next week, with Chris Morris interviewing the star. Read
Last year we tried interviewing Jerry Sadowitz. It did not go well. We've just tried again. Another disaster! Read
Interviews with the nine main cast members who star in ITV's Margate based comedy Edge Of Heaven. Read
Lots of fans happy about this: Uncle, the sitcom starring Nick Helm, has been given a second series. Read
Chris O'Dowd and young David Rawle talk about the second series of Moone Boy, on Sky1 on Mondays. Read
Sharon Rooney talks about the new series of My Mad Fat Diary, and how her own life has changed now. Read
Ken Jones, who acted in a number of British sitcoms, including playing Ives in Porridge, has died aged 83. Read
A look at the acts that have made it through to the quarter finals of the Musical Comedy Awards 2014. Read
London Live, the new Freeview based channel launching in the capital, has ordered lots of comedy. Read
A few romance-themed comedy sketches and songs in video form to brighten your 14th February: Watch
QI star Alan Davies has been signed up to host a new chat show on channel Dave, starting this summer. Read
Over 22,000 fans of Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure applied to watch the last episode being recorded. Read
A unique interactive seventh episode of new show Inside No. 9 has been published. Check it out: Read
A big interview with Tim Vine. He talks about joining the cast of Blandings, and many other topics besides. Read
Quicksand, ladyboys and snooping are some of the topics covered by Lucy Porter and Simon Munnery. Listen
Paddy McGuinness has written something new with Peter Kay. Their first thing since Max & Paddy. Read
Stand-up comedian Matt Rudge talks about comedy, and his move into making TV documentaries. Read
Twilight star Taylor Lautner is taking over from Andy Samberg in Series 2 of BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo. Read
BBC One panel show The Matt Lucas Awards has reportedly been scrapped. He is working on a new show: Read
A set of data about what people watch makes it possible to predict which political party you vote for. Try It
TV boss Danny Cohen has promised viewers that the BBC will not make any more all-male panel shows. Read
Tim Key talks about his comedy career, his artistic stage style and his 2014 plans in this interview. Read
Rob Brydon is to host The Guess List, a new Saturday night comedy game show format for BBC One. Read
Ali G is back! Check out the trailers below for the American version of his show, with new sketches. Watch
Stand-up comedian Joe Lycett is to host Junk, a new comic gameshow format for BBC Three. Read
Lee Mack talks about his new show Duck Quacks Don't Echo, plus the highs and lows of his comedy career. Read
The panel show podcast. The sea, a dead badger, E45 cream, the cops, Quantum Leap & more topics: Listen
Susan Calman talks pessimism, her nascent reality show plan, and a lavatory-based fan encounter. Read
A short three part online BBC comedy series starring sketch act Toby. They play different generations. Watch
Channel 4 has ordered a full series of Scrotal Recall, a sitcom about a man who has a bit of a problem. Read
Raised By Wolves, a sitcom by Caitlin Moran and her sister, has been given a full series by Channel 4. Read
BBC Four has ordered a second series of Bob Servant Independent, its sitcom series starring Brian Cox. Read
Reece Shearsmith introduces Inside No. 9, the new anthology show he's made with Steve Pemberton. Read
Joz Norris explains why he's never tried to encourage his family to stray from mainstream shows. Read
Babylon writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong discuss creating their new police-based comedy drama. Read
A list of the comedy shows Radio 4 will be broadcasting in 2014. Stars include Lenny Henry & Ronnie Corbett. Read
Find out more about the second series of Blandings. The new episodes feature some great guest stars. Read
Kevin McHale, the star of US musical series Glee is to host a new panel show pilot called Virtually Famous. Read
The Office's Mackenzie Crook is to star in one of the four new comedy series coming soon to BBC Four. Read
Jason Manford and Sara Pascoe are the guests on the panel show podcast. One of the topics is zombies. Listen
BBC One has commissioned a full six part series of Still Open All Hours starring David Jason. Read
Series 2 of Chris O'Dowd sitcom Moone Boy starts this February. Find out what is coming up in our guide. Read
The BBC has ordered a second series of Inside No. 9, the new comedy from Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton. Read
BBC Three is working on a new comedy format called The Totally Senseless Gameshow. More info here: Read
BBC Scotland is to pilot a new studio audience sitcom about a hill rescue team called Mountain Men. Read
Ahead of the new and final series, the cast of Outnumbered talk about growing up and their own family life. Read
Channel Dave has ordered two further series of the stand-up format Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish. Read
BBC Four has ordered 3 episodes of In And Out Of The Kitchen, based on Miles Jupp's Radio 4 sitcom. Read
The League Of Gentlemen stars are too busy to take the BBC up on an offer to reform & make more. Read
The BBC has ordered a second series of Inside No. 9 before the first series has even started broadcasting. Read
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back doing impressions. See a preview clip from their second series. Watch
The award-winning panel show podcast is back for another series. This stuff is funny - do check it out: Listen
CBBC is launching Dixi, an online comedy drama to educate about the dangers of the internet. Read
E4 has ordered a pilot episode of ALT, a comedy drama about two friends who go to a parallel universe. Read
Check out the instructional video series by 80's rock character Kenny Star. It includes an 'MNE' chat. View
David Beckham is to appear in the new Only Fools And Horses sketch which has been filmed for Sport Relief. Read
Ahead of the new series of the panel show podcast, take this fun interactive quiz based on guests' answers. Quiz
Ruth Jones and Patrick Baladi talk about working together on the 3rd series of the comedy Stella. Read
The entry form is now available for So You Think You're Funny?, the top stand-up competition for new acts. Read
Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules has confirmed that Series 11 of the sci-fi sitcom is now being written. Read
The BBC is filming a television pilot of Flat News, a format created by Tom Rosenthal & Naz Osmanoglu. Read
Michael McIntyre is to host his own TV chat show. It will launch later this Spring on BBC One. Read
Ruth Jones has hinted that Gavin & Stacey could return. She wants to work with James Corden again. Read